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Poster: Jonathan Aizen Date: May 21, 2003 1:18am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: private messages

this is true, but much more implementation heavy (i.e. its chances of being implemented are lower cause it's more complicated :)

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Poster: chops11 Date: May 21, 2003 1:36am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: private messages

think it's that complicated? i was thinking a form that would post the username of sender, username or recipient, and private message into a 3 column table. Then each time a user signs on query the table and search for their name in the recipient column. if so print "you have message" and have it link to a page where the message is printed from the database. After they are done with it, give a delete option (i guess you would need a 4 column table with a auto-increment key) maybe i'm just seeing it as a pretty basic implementation with a php/sql basis. what do you think jon?

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Poster: woostahDave Date: May 21, 2003 1:38am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: private messages

i was thinking of the private message system on the furthurnet message board. maybe you could just replace the current board with the one furthurnet uses. it is much more functional and open source (i think?).

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: May 21, 2003 3:17am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: private messages

I like the boards the way they are here because of the simplicity, no extra bells and whistles. :) Also I like the way the recent messages display on the main page and would hate to lose that.

I wouldn't want to have people open to PM spam through being a patron here.

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Poster: woostahDave Date: May 21, 2003 3:33am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: private messages

i do like the simplicity of this message board and how it is attached to the main page. but with the furthurnet forums you wouldn't need to list the most recent posts because threads get bounced to the top of the list with each new post. this is a nice feature because often threads which are active long enough here get lost way down the line. also, i assume there is a simple way to deactivate private messaging so you do not get bothered by it.

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: May 21, 2003 5:02am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: private messages

Handily, the bounce-to-top feature does have an analogy here- on the main http://archive.org page, which is the one I rely on. :)

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Poster: woostahDave Date: May 21, 2003 5:44am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: private messages

thanks for pointing that out. the vast majority of those posts are from the audio archive anyway. now if only those messages were threaded :)

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Poster: Jonathan Aizen Date: May 21, 2003 9:36am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: private messages

There is also a "most recent post" list on the main LMA page (on the left) for just posts to the LMA forum.

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Poster: Jonathan Aizen Date: May 21, 2003 4:05am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: private messages

I think Diana is referring to the possibility that people would get spammed by spamming programs which would go through and use the feature maliciously.

We've discussed using other forum systems before, but it's not likely to happen. This forum system is custom tailored to the site's needs - others wouldn't integrate with our login system, allow placement wherever we want on pages, and couldn't be used as an annoucement system. Since the code is custom written, we can make it do whatever we want, so if you need a feature, request it (as you've done with the private messaging feature) and hopefully it'll get implemented down the line.